|Genres:||Acappella Doo Wop Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rock and roll oldies doo wop soul under 2000 listeners brown-eyed soul|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
|Artist Compilations:||Dion & The Belmonts|
The Belmonts was one of the leading American doo-wop groups of the late 50s and comprised Angelo DAleo (3 February 1940, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA), Carlo Mastrangelo (b. 5 October 1938, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) and Freddie Milano (b. 22 August 1939, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA). Their leader was Dion (b. Dion Francis DiMucci, 18 July 1939, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA), who left for a solo career in 1960. The band soldiered on for three more years after being signed to a new record label, Sabina, with Mastrangelo taking over lead vocals. Their biggest hit was in 1962 with the Top 20 single Tell Me Why, and they had enough fans to give them six further hits, including a smooth version of the Ink Spots hit Dont Get Around Much Anymore. Frank Lyndon replaced Mastrangelo at the end of 1962 but the group folded the following year. The original trio re-formed briefly with...